The Town Council provides the following for hire:

EPPING HALL is a purpose built venue situated in the town centre and is ideal for any kind of function. 

The main hall (approx 17.1m long x 13m wide) can accommodate 150 for full seated receptions, with a small dance floor up to 120, for an informal buffet up to 200, or can be converted into a theatre with rack seating for 158.   These numbers, however, are only a guideline and can vary as layouts must be in accordance with health and safety and fire regulations. 











The hall is equipped with a stage plus curtains. There is also a back stage area/dressing room facility. The garden lounge has seating for 16 and opens out onto a small patio and garden area.  The bar is stocked with glasses, a cooler cabinet and glass washing area.   The large well equipped kitchen has a cooker, refrigerator, freezer, hot cupboard, dishwasher and microwave oven, a servery and place settings for 150.    


The hall is not licensed for the sale of alcohol and hirers must make their own arrangements for a "Temporary Event Notice".    For an application form, contact the Licensing Department at Epping Forest District Council (www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk) in good time before the event.



Our large Conference Room (approx 10m long x 7m wide) can  accommodate meetings for up to 50 people (depending on layout).

If your numbers are lower the room can be partitioned to offer facilities for small groups of between 15 and 20 people. 

Conference Facilities include use of the Council’s Wi-fi and a 50” HDTV.  The TV is Wi-Di/Miracast compliant for wireless displays (with compatible Windows 8.1 laptops).  An Apple TV is available for display mirroring with  MacBooks shipped with OS X Mountain Lion/ Mavericks.  A selection of VGA or HDMI cables are held for use with older laptops.  An OHP, Flipchart, Screen and Standing Lectern are also available.  These items should be reserved at the time of booking.   

Hot Water Flasks according to numbers for tea/coffee etc may also be provided at a small charge.

There is disabled access to the building and a lift to both levels plus an induction loop.  The nearby public car park in Bakers Lane provides ample parking. 

Both the hall and conference room are available for hire from Mondays to Saturdays from 8.00am to 11.30pm, on  Sundays to 10.30pm.    Functions must finish at least thirty minutes before the end of booking.   A two hour minimum booking period operates for both the hall and conference room.

Please use these links to look at our Conditions of Hire and Charges


THE JACK SILLEY PAVILION is located at Stonards Hill Recreation Ground where there are two rooms available for hire.  It is an ideal venue for playschemes, children's parties and club meetings etc., with ample car parking facilities. 

The Essex Room (approximately 55ft long by 24ft wide at widest part) is suitable for about 60 people seated or maximum 100 standing.   Facilities include bar and kitchen area, with crockery, cutlery and glasses, tables and chairs. 

The Forest Room, slightly smaller (approximately 25ft long by 22ft wide at widest part) can still accommodate approximately 40 people seated or maximum 60 standing and has a small kitchen area with tea making facilities and tables and chairs. 

Capacities are however only a quideline and can vary from the maximums as layouts must be in accordance with fire, health and safety and licensing regulations.   There is a disabled toilet and wheelchair access to both rooms.     The rooms have recently been refurbished and redecorated.

Both rooms are available for hire Monday to Saturday from 8.00am to midnight and on Sundays from 10.00am to midnight.  Functions must finish at least thirty minutes before the end of booking.     A minimum two hour booking charge is in operation for hire of both rooms with a minimum £40 charge on Sundays. 

Click to view: Conditions of Hire and current Charges.

Hirers are reminded that in accordance with Government legislation, it is against the law to smoke in any enclosed public place and anyone who does not comply with the smokefree law will be committing a criminal offence. 

Please contact the Town Council if you would like to make a booking or obtain more information about either of these venues.    Viewing can be arranged by appointment. 

LOCATION - Epping is situated on the B1393 with access to M11 (Junction 7) and M25 (Junction 26).   Epping Hall is in St John's Road.  The Jack Silley Pavilion can be reached via Tidy's Lane.